Bars, concert halls can reopen in Florida this weekend

Outside the Mahaffey Theater performing arts center
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Florida continues its push to let businesses and venues reopen with restrictions. On Friday, June 5, Florida will enter Phase II of reopening, with the exception of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement on Twitter on June 3.

So what does Phase II include?

It includes allowing movie theaters, bars, nightclubs and concert venues to operate at 50% capacity.

Gyms will also be allowed to expand their capacity, as well as stores. Further restrictions can be placed at the discretion of city officials. This could be venues like The Mahaffey, AMC Sundial, and some of your favorite dive bars could return. We encourage you to follow your favorite local businesses to see what their official plans are.

Do you plan to visit any businesses when they’re allowed to reopen? Let us know in the comments.

PHASE 2 guidelines:

  • Restaurants may allow bar-top seating with appropriate social distancing.
  • Bars and pubs may operate at 50 percent capacity inside and full capacity outside with appropriate social distancing. Patrons may only receive service if seated.
  • Retail establishments may operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.
  • Gyms may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitization.
  • Entertainment businesses, including but not limited to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys and arcades, may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitization protocols.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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